Colin Wright

At 19, Colin quit three of his five jobs and started a magazine.

Years later, Colin was running a flourishing branding studio in Los Angeles when he decided to change course and try something new. After getting rid of anything that wouldn’t fit into a carry-on bag, Colin hit the road and has been traveling the world — living in a new country every four months, based on the votes of his blog readers — ever since.

Colin’s books include Amazon bestselling nonfiction works like Iceland India Interstate and Act Accordingly. He also writes fiction, ranging from the the speculative science fiction series Real Powers to the collection of short stories about creation, Mean Universe, to the time traveling adventure tale, Ordovician.

Colin has been interviewed on hundreds of TV shows, radio stations, and online publications all around the world. He’s had his work published across the web, and in traditional publications in dozens of countries. He also sometimes appears in trashy tabloids next to very tan rock stars and celebrities.

Joshua Fields Millburn

We are made of time; it is the force that tells us who we are.

Born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1981, Joshua Fields Millburn travailed the corporate world for a dozen years, most recently as the director of operations for 150 retail stores at a large telecommunications company. In 2011, he quit his boring six-figure job at age 30 to pursue a life as a full-time author and writing instructor. He currently lives in Missoula, Montana.

Although Millburn is primarily a literary fiction writer, he is perhaps best known for his nonfiction writings at The Minimalists, where he writes essays about living more deliberately in a heavily mediated, consumer culture. He has published six bestselling books, including a novel, As a Decade Fades; a nonfiction book, Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life; a memoir, Everything That Remainsand three essay collections: Minimalism: Essential Essays, Simplicity: Essays, and A Day in the Life of a Minimalist: Essays and Arguments.

Millburn has been featured on CBS This Morning, ABC, NBC, FOX, NPR, CBC Radio, Wall Street JournalUSA Today, New York Times, ForbesBoston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco ExaminerChicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-TimesSeattle Times, Toronto StarGlobe & Mail, Vancouver Sun, Village VoiceLA WeeklyZen Habits, and various other outlets. He has toured internationally and has spoken at Harvard Business School, SXSW, World Domination Summit, and several other organizations, schools, and conferences. His favorite color is blue, and he wrote this entire [auto]biography in third person, which seems, like, just a tad pretentious in retrospect, doesn’t it?

Ryan Nicodemus

Currently residing in Missoula, MT, Ryan Nicodemus was born 1981 in Knoxville, TN. Raised the majority of his life in the midwest, Ryan earned a B.S. in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. For 8 years Ryan worked for the local telecommunications company, where he managed business sales and led a group of hundreds of employees.

Ryan is a mentor and a writer. He is best known for his writings on The Minimalists website. Ryan also co-authored three best sellers; Minimalism: Essential Essays, Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life, and Simplicity: Essays.

Ryan Nicodemus has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Boston Globe, Chicago Sun-Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Toronto Star, Globe & Mail, CBS This Morning, ABC, NBC, FOX, NPR, CBC Radio, and various other outlets. He has toured internationally and has spoken at Harvard Business School, SXSW, World Domination Summit, and several other organizations, schools, and conferences.

Shawn Mihalik

Shawn Mihalik was born in San Diego, California, in 1990, where he lived until he was seven.

In high school, he won several awards both as a writer for and editor-in-chief of his student newspaper, prompting him to study journalism before deciding that his passion for writing was better directed at fiction.

Shawn is the author of two books—Brand-Changing Day, a novel, and The Flute Player, a novella—and is a contributor to several others. His second novel, Particles, will be published on May 5, 2015.

Shawn currently lives in Helena, MT, with his fiancée.

Madeleine Richey

Describe yourself and your talents in exactly 17 words.
Writer, musician, often dancing, always laughing, loves colors, klutzy, passionate, adventurous, happy, and in love with life.

What made you want to work with Asymmetrical Press?
I love the idea of an independent publishing company. As a writer, I understand the desire to see your work published as it should be, without censorship from publishers trying to conform. I admire the dedication of the people who put so much work into making this dream a reality, and I can’t help but want to be a part of the team.

Would you rather ride on a train, dance in the rain, or feel no pain? Why?
I love to dance in the rain–always have, always will. Feeling pain is part of the human experience, I wouldn’t want to miss out on that, and trains are nice, but they get boring after a while. Dancing is always fun, especially with friends.

Emily Gao

Chelsea Barnard

Sophia Jaikaran

Em Chen

Chase Night

Chase Night was born and raised and currently resides in Arkansas, which he claims is both much better and far worse than everything you’ve heard. He shares his home with a fiancee, three dogs, a cat, and an immortal garden snail.

Chase has also lived on the outskirts of New York City, where he briefly shared a basement apartment with a ghost named Amelia, and in the heart of Austin, Texas, where he briefly worked for a professional big game hunter and even more briefly attended the Austin Theological Seminary. (Chase is not known for his decision-making abilities.)

Now Chase devotes his time to writing fiction, creative non-fiction, and screenplays. He describe his novels, Chicken and The Natural State, as Southern Gothic or Rural Fantasy, anything but Paranormal Romance. He hopes his work appeals to all ages, but he has a passion for Young and New Adult literature.

He has been blogging haphazardly at Unbridled Existence since 2010.

Robyn Devine

In 2009, with little forethought and no fanfare whatsoever, Robyn Devine decided to knit one hundred hats from one hundred different patterns. In less than a year, she’d met her goal and found her life transformed.

Now with a goal to make 10,000 hats for 10,000 people in her lifetime, Robyn spends her days with knitting needles and yarn in hand. She knits a stitch here and a row there in between coloring pictures and playing trains with her pre-school-aged son Owen, trying to keep her toddler daughter Lou from eating Playdoh, and watching movies and eating pizza with her husband Zach.

Robyn is the author of the popular blog She Makes Hats, and published a book by the same name in early 2014. Her charity hat projects have been featured on popular lifestyle blogs and knitting blogs alike, and she claims to know the entire chorus to Snow’s “Informer,” which we all know is just gibberish, but let her have her beliefs.

Kris Price

Nelly Baird

Kurt Bauer

Karly Short

Randi E. Burnette

Ethan Moore

Robert Isaac Brown

In high school, Robert wrote for fashion magazines—Details and Valet—and was featured in Complex, where he and thirteen others were highlighted for making a difference in the fashion world. He also received an F on a written assignment about Italy, which his English professor thought he plagiarized. This is where it all started. After high school, he attended The Art Institute of New York City before stopping to focus on his writing.

Robert is confused about where he currently lives, dividing his time between Louisiana and New York. He blogs occasionally at Craft & Thought. He’s the author of Lake Horatio, a collection of short stories.

Josh Wagner

Josh Wagner was living in the middle of the desert with his dog Lucyfurr in 2008 when Ape Entertainment released his first graphic novel, Fiction Clemens. Since then he’s traveled all over the planet, spinning stories out of what he finds. Outside of his comics work Josh is the author of three novels: Smashing LaptopsDeadwind Sea, and The Adventures of the Imagination of Periphery Stowe, as well as half a dozen plays (including Salep & SilkRinging OutBleach Bone). In his spare moments he reads too much, gets lost in the woods, and dances until they kick him out of the bar. In 2014 Josh is releasing two books: a new novel through Asymmetrical, and his novella, Mystery Mark, a collaboration with illustrator Theo Ellsworth and Viscosity Theatre. Josh blogs and promotes the arts at NothingInMind.com.

Amanda Williams

Describe yourself and your talents in exactly 17 words.
Human rights advocate, red letter follower, world changer, vegetarian, wordsmith, southpaw, New Yorker with a southern accent.

What made you want to work with Asymmetrical Press?
Surrounding yourself with intellectually stimulating people tends to rub off. Surrounding yourself with kindred spirits who care about leaving the world better and imparting change as an all encompassing way of life is a privilege. Asymmetrical is all about empowering others to define their own philosophy and enabling individuals to leave their mark on the world, one word at a time.

Would you rather ride on a train, dance in the rain, or feel no pain? Why?
You’re always moving forward when you’re on a train. It’s a great euphemism for life’s struggles. Dancing in the rain is great for weddings and feeling no pain is for the dead. I’m not planning on either any time soon. I’ll take the train ride any day.